Aragon Grand Prix next challenge for Fernandez and Toba14/10/2020
Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 face two consecutive races at MotorLand Aragon, the first of which will take place this weekend on the eleventh round of the season.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo have already moved on from Le Mans to MotorLand as part of a whirlwind run of Moto3 World Championship races. The Aragon Grand Prix will be the eleventh round of the year and the first of two rounds at the track, which hosts events on consecutive weekends. Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba feel prepared and motivated for this latest challenge in the 2020 season.
Fernandez showed great pace at the French GP, heading the combined timesheets for the three Free Practice sessions. In the race itself, he fought with the leading group from start to finish to place seventh. Now the Spaniard heads to a home Grand Prix, at a circuit where, in addition, he has a strong record: a victory in 2018 in the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship and a second place in 2016 in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider is ninth in the overall standings, with 73 points.
Toba arrives in Aragon wanting to make up for the misfortune he experienced in France, where he suffered a crash with five laps to go when riding with the leading group. The Japanese rider has taken a step forward in recent rounds and wants to consolidate his progression with a good result on race day. He won from pole at Aragon in 2016, when he was competing in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Toba currently occupies 21st position in the Moto3 World Championship, with 19 points.
The 19-lap Moto3 Aragon Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, October 18th at 11 am local time. Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 have a previous win at MotorLand from the 2015 season with Miguel Oliveira.
Circuit information – MotorLand Aragon
Length: 5.078 m / 3.155 miles
Width: 15 m / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 7
Longest straight: 968 m / 0.601 miles
25 RAUL FERNANDEZ
“We are facing two weeks of hard work in Aragon and we will try to take a step forward in how we manage the races. I am very happy to have this opportunity, as riding at home always provides added motivation. It will be good for me to race here, because I have trained a lot on this track and I know it well from previous competitions. I can’t wait to start the Grand Prix and fight with everything that we have for that podium that has been eluding us.”
27 KAITO TOBA
“Last weekend my feeling improved with each session. It was a shame about the crash, but overall it was a good race weekend for us. At Aragon we will once again work very hard and do our best to try to complete the progression that we have been making at recent Grands Prix, finishing it off with a great result. It is not one of my favourite tracks but I have had strong performances there in the past. I will give everything I have to take advantage of these two new opportunities.”